Twins pitching prospect Jose Berrios said Wednesday that he feels fine and has no pain or tightness in his right shoulder.
Berrios exited his start with Double-A New Britain Tuesday with a shoulder issue, but it appears it's only a minor concern. No further medical evaluation of the prospect is planned.
Dodgers prospect OF Joc Pederson went 2-for-5 with a solo home run on Tuesday for Triple-A Albuquerque.
The 22-year-old has been on fire this month since coming off the disabled list for a separated shoulder, posting a .323/.500/.694 batting line with six home runs, 14 RBI and more walks (20) than strikeouts (17) in 18 games. All six of his home runs have come in the last 12 games. Pederson has a bright future in the Dodgers outfield, but he's unlikely to see time in the major leagues this season unless there's a trade or injury.
Chris Carter was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a stomach bug.
Carter has been throwing up and is not feeling well enough to play. It's poor timing, as he's red-hot with eight homers over his last 19 games. He should be fine in a day or two, though.
Indians prospect OF Bradley Zimmer went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI on Tuesday for Short Season Mahoning Valley.
The No. 21 overall pick in this year's draft, Zimmer has been solid this summer in his professional debut, with a .280/.361/.430 batting line, 11 extra-base hits (two home runs), 18 RBI, five steals and a 17-11 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 28 games. The 21-year-old outfielder has five multi-hit performances in his last 10 games and owns an .872 OPS to with six extra-base hits and 12 RBI during that span.
Cubs prospect C/OF Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBI on Tuesday for High-A Daytona.
After breezing through the Short Season and Low-A levels to begin his professional career, Schwarber, the No. 4 overall pick in this year's draft, has come back to earth at Daytona, where he's batting .265/.387/.408 with three extra-base hits through 14 games. The left-handed hitter's home run Tuesday was his 10th of the season and first since July 18. Between all three stops, Schwarber is batting .362/.451/.638 with 10 home runs, 10 doubles, 35 RBI and a 29-23 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 42 games.
Cubs prospect 3B Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a home run on Tuesday for Triple-A Iowa.
The home run was Bryant's 34th of the season and first since July 18. The 22-year-old slugger has cooled off this month, at least by his standards, with a .297/.390/.571 batting line and six home runs through 26 games. In June, Bryant hit six home runs in 12 games. Overall, he's batting .339/.437/.682 with 34 home runs, 30 doubles, 88 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 106 games between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Red Sox are asking for teams' best prospects in trade talks for Andrew Miller.
As Crasnick notes, they'll surely have to drop their demands in order to get anything done. Miller is having a fantastic season, posting a 2.40 ERA and 66/13 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings, but clubs aren't going to surrender top talent for him. The Braves, Pirates and Royals have all been connected to the lefty reliever.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Twins "really want to move" Josh Willingham, but a competing executive said he doesn't think "they're getting any bites."
The Mariners and Yankees have both been connected to Willingham, but it appears their interest might not be very strong. Willingham has 10 homers in 57 games this season but is batting just .219/.361/.421 overall. He's a free agent after the season, so the Twins would love to get something for him now while they can.